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Deutsche Bank Supports an Art
Auction for the SOS Children’s Villages
It’s one of the most extraordinary art auctions in Germany. This year,
Deutsche Bank is supporting the "
SOS Kunststück" (SOS Artwork), the charity auction for the
SOS Children’s Villages worldwide.
Dr. Ariane Grigoteit, Global Head of
Deutsche Bank Art, is happy to act as patroness for the event. She is
pleased at the chance to help, of course, particularly children in regions
devastated by hunger and war. The proceeds from this year’s auction will
go to help the
SOS Children’s Village in Khartoum, Sudan. "Our support of the SOS
Children’s Villages occupies a prominent place in Deutsche Bank’s social
commitment. In taking part in ‘SOS Kunststück,’ we’re happy not only to be
continuing this tradition, but also to be expanding our bank’s art
activities,” as Dr. Grigoteit explains. Deutsche Bank has also donated
works from its collection to “SOS Kunststück,” setting the highest
standards for the auction with works by
Gerhard Richter, and
The auction is supported by Deutsche Bank
And Dr. Grigoteit is
enthusiastic about the unusual idea behind the auction: "At first, the
artist of a particular work remains unknown, because the works are
initially introduced anonymously at the ‘Kunststück,’" as the patroness
explains. "But the framework is by no means anonymous – on the contrary,
the SOS auctions do a wonderful job uniting contemporary art and artists,
collectors, and enthusiasts as well as the impressive SOS Children’s
Village mothers and committed SOS Children’s Village staff in a special
environment. After the auction, everyone finds out which artists the
auctioned works were made by, and we’re happy to be able to purchase
excellent pieces for the Deutsche Bank Collection."
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The auction will celebrate its conclusion and climax at a closing reception in
the rooms of the Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, moderated by Dr.
Ariane Grigoteit. Here, artists, collectors, and prominent art lovers come
together to experience the highlight of the evening, the live auction of
selected works. Guests will compete with bids from the Internet, while the
auction itself will be led by Christiane Gräfin zu Rantzau from
Christie’s in Germany. In the context of this event,
Georg Willeit, director of the SOS Children’s Villages worldwide, will
present the work of the children’s charity together with the SOS
Children’s Village mother Rose Lanschützer.
SOS Kunststück: charity auction for SOS Children's Villages
The "SOS Kunststück" auction is unique worldwide and solidly established. The
quality of the works of art is guaranteed by curator
Tom Bieber, who has selected artists such as
Anselm Reyle or Karin Sander, all
of whom have made works available for the current auction. Anyone can take
part, but there’s no guarantee of getting a work by a favorite artist. And
participants might even be a bit off, because all there is to go by is a
list of the approximately 80 artists who have contributed an original work
to the auction.
Here every work is reproduced, and a link leads directly from each to
the auction via
eBay, where guests can place bids for their favorites. And whoever’s won
the bid for his or her favorite picture finds out after the auction’s over
whether or not he or she is now the proud owner of a genuine Polke.